Norwegian airline Widerøe has this week launched the first direct route from London Stansted Airport to the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand.
The four-times-a-week service operates on a 78-seater Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 turboprop aircraft, with the first flights arriving into and leaving Stansted fully booked.
Stansted Airport aviation manager, Mark Souter said: “We’re delighted to welcome Widerøe to the airport, adding yet another destination to our rapidly growing network providing passengers with even more options when travelling from London Stansted.
“This makes a beautiful region of Norway more accessible to British travellers as well as providing those arriving from Norway convenient and easy access to London and the East of England.”
Widerøe is the latest of a raft of new airlines choosing to launch services from London Stansted this summer. They follow Primera Air’s new low-fare long-haul routes to the US and Canada, Air Corsica’s three new routes and the daily flight to Dubai launched by Emirates.
The service flies from London Stansted to Kjevik Airport in Kristiansand at 20:00h on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and Kristiansand to London Stansted at 17:30h on the same days (local times).